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Creating the Perfect Marriage Between Primary and Secondary Packaging

For many products, especially in the health and beauty and food industries, both primary and secondary packaging play an integral role in housing, protecting, and marketing the product. Primary packaging is the packaging that immediately contains the product – a tube of ointment, a spray bottle of hairspray, or a packet of cookies – while…

JohnsByrne Wins 6 Paperboard Packaging Council Awards

Each year, the Paperboard Packaging Council (PPC) issues awards to standouts in the packaging industry. The competition is the premier competition for packaging manufacturers, with categories that include everything from concept and design to performance and shelf appeal of the carton. JohnsByrne is thankful to work with great customers looking to press the limits on…

Influencer Kits – The Right Package Design

In the age of social media, so-called “influencers” seem to make up the next generation’s equivalent of celebrity endorsements. Although there is no broadly agreed-up definition of an influencer, these people tend to be individuals who have garnered a significant following on social media and are trusted by their followers as an expert or authority…

Packaging Trend: Natural Patterns and Materials

The world of packaging is constantly evolving to keep up with consumer demand and to stay relevant among increasingly creative and innovative packaging designs. One trend that has been increasingly popular in recent months is printing effects to create the appearance of a natural material, such as wood or marble. Although an option for secondary…

How Mid-Size Health & Beauty Companies are Setting the Packaging Trends

Every major industry has a few big names that stand out from the crowd, control large shares of the market, and traditionally set the trajectory for how things are done. The health and beauty sector is no exception, but an interesting trend has recently been emerging that the big-name corporations are no longer the ones…

Turning Your Cosmetics Packaging into a Brand Experience

Nowhere is appearance more important than in the health and beauty industry, and this applies to packaging as well as to the products themselves. Consumers of cosmetic products are looking for more than just a product: they’re looking for a brand experience. The difference between being just another option on a crowded retail shelf and…

Don’t Settle for Just Any Child Resistant Packaging Solution

Child resistant (CR) packaging, which must be difficult for children ages 5 and under to open but easy for most adults, has existed to protect children from inadvertently ingesting harmful substances since the 1970s, and the number of accidental poisonings of children has dramatically decreased in the years since its introduction. Probably the most easily…

Cannabis Child Resistant Packaging Rollout – Get a Jump Now?

One of the greatest challenges facing cannabis growers/extractors and dispensaries in this age of increasing legalization is anticipating the many regulations are likely to go into effect, and developing a plan to streamline compliance with changing laws. As marijuana products are still illegal under federal law, even for medical applications, there are no overarching standards…

Is Your Packaging Ready for High End Dispensaries?

As cannabis products are increasingly legalized across the United States, the market grows more and more diverse, with brands seeking to establish an image that will stand out in an emerging market. While different brands take on different identities and cultivate their image to target a specific type of cannabis consumer, one trend is becoming…

How to Balance a Scientific Look for Nutraceutical and Pharmaceutical Packaging

The formulation of nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products should be based on rigorous scientific research, but that doesn’t mean that the brand’s image and packaging design should come across as overly scientific. Scientifically-developed products that are intended to improve health and wellness should be trusted as coming from a trusted authority, but they can also be…